Thursday November 27th, 2014
Thursday November 27th, 2014
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Delta: It’s me versus all others — Okocha

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Peter-Okochaa

BUSINESSMAN, philanthropist and governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Chief Peter Eloka Okocha, in an interaction with editors of Vanguard Media Limited, during a courtesy visit, outlined his vision, mission and plans for Delta State and how he hopes to actualise them

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2015: Voter cards grow wings on the Plateau

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VOTERS

THE conclusion of the third phase of the distribution of the voter cards and fresh voter registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has generated much controversy in Plateau State

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Senate: Ogun Central has been poorly represented — Laoshe

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Lashoe

Mr. Lanre Laoshe was in the House of Representatives between 1999 and 2003 on the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD). He is now gunning for the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent the people of Ogun Central senatorial district in 2015. In this interview, the politician and insurance guru, speaks on his plans for Ogun Central if elected

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Enugu 2015: The debacle of parallel leadership

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•Senators Ayogu Eze and Ike Ekweremadu who is the deputy Senate President

THE gloom of the Governor Sullivan Chime led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Enugu State was compounded on Monday after a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja upheld the ward congresses of the party held on November 1. More than 400 kilometers away in Enugu the same Monday, the camp was further deflated by the decision of an Enugu judge to withdraw from a case where the Chime camp was expecting a counter judgment from that in Abuja.

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I’m completely devoid of the politics of deceit — Hon. Etuk

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Michael Etuk

Michael Etuk is a geologist turned politician presently aspiring to win the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. A former commissioner in the State Universal Basic Education Board and subsequently, the Akwa Ibom State Local Government Service Commission.

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Borno 2015: Shettima and Sheriff in struggle for survival

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TERROR ATTACK—Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno State, yesterday, inspecting a burnt mosque and some houses after Sunday's attack by a terror group in Kawuri, Konduga Lga of the state, where about 85 persons died and 300 houses destroyed. Below: Governor Shettima visits some victims of the attack in the hospital. Photos: NAN & Inusa Ndahi.

A host of aspirants have picked nomination forms to contest various positions on the platform of different political parties. The incumbent Governor Kashim Shettima is the sole governorship aspirant on the banner of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

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Delta: Anioma should negotiate with Urhobo — Jibunoh

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Newton Jibunoh

FOUNDER of Fight Against Desert Encroachment, FADE, Chief Newton Jibunoh, is one of the respected leaders of Delta State. He hails from Delta North senatorial district, whose people (Anioma) want to produce the next governor of the state, but the Delta Central senatorial district (Urhobo) through the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, stated, last week, that it would not happen. Chief Jibunoh in this interview says knows about the fears of the Urhobo people and suggested a way out

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I won’t soil my hands — Ndudi Elumelu

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NDUDI-Elumelu

REp. Ndudi Elumelu, a member of the House of Representatives is one of the aspirants seeking the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Delta State. An insurance executive turned lawmaker, Elumelu came to national limelight as the chairman of the House ad-hoc committee that investigated the investments made by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration in the power sector. He was the chief hunter who later became the hunted as the echoes of that investigation ebbed as he was named in an alleged scam in the rural electrification project. He, however, stoutly defended himself and was discharged and acquitted.

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Delta 2015: I am the best man for the job — Tony Prest

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Tony-Prest

GOVERNORSHIP candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, for the 2015 election, Tony Prest, spoke to Vanguard in Warri on why he wants to be the next governor of Delta state and his plans to transform the state.

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Rivers PDP: The unfolding drama

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Emmanuel-Georgewill

IT is understandable that Emmanuel Tubotamuno Georgewill is seeking the governorship of Rivers State for after all, he was part of the initial team put together by Governor Rotimi Amaechi to draw a blueprint for the development of the state long before Amaechi’s eventual ascension to power.

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2015: Ayinde’s gov aspiration gets boost

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Ayinde

Countdown to the 2015 governorship election in Lagos State, the aspiration of Tayo Ayinde, one of the front-line aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, APC, got a major boost Weekend, as four renowned socio-political groups in the state have thrown their weight behind Ayinde, ahead of the party’s primaries billed for December 4.

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LAGOS 2015: Political campaigns shift to recharge cards

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Ambode-recharge-cards

The race to the Alausa Government House, come February 28, 2015 in Lagos State, has taken a dramatic dimension, as aspirants across the political parties have begun to device new campaign strategies to sell themselves to the electorates.

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2015: How Atiku’s running mate may emerge

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Former Vice President and presidential aspirant of All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar

-Even though he is yet to win the Presidential ticket of All Progressive Congress, APC, for the 2015 election, the camp of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has started considering one out of some notable Nigerians as a running mate.

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Why Suswam wants to snatch my Senate seat – Gemade

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Gemade

Senator Barnabas Gemade represents Benue North East in the Senate and is a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. A former national chairman of the PDP, former Secretary of Works in the Ernest Shonekan Interim National Government, ING, he is presently chairman of the Senate Committee on National Planning, Economic Affairs and Poverty

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Why Suswam wants to snatch my Senate seat — Gemade

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Gemade

Senator Barnabas Gemade represents Benue North East in the Senate and is a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. A former national chairman of the PDP, former Secretary of Works in the Ernest Shonekan Interim National Government, ING, he is presently chairman of the Senate Committee on National Planning, Economic Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. In this interview, he reviews the struggle between him and Governor Gabriel Suswam for the Benue North Senate seat and contemporary national issues

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Why our people are angry with Chris Ngige — Umeh

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Victor Umeh

National chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Sir Victor Umeh is aspiring to represent Anambra Central in senate in 2015. In this interview, Umeh, who was also a member of the recently concluded National Conference says he has no apology to offer those who think that he has domineering Igbo character. He also spoke on why he wants to be a senator

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Ayo Fayose : There was a governor: Misbehaviour on steroids

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Fayose

“Mr Governor, you are misbehaving”.

Those were the words that forced Ayo Fayose to sink himself into a sof

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Akwa 2015: The battle of two former deputy governors

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Mr. Nsima Ekere

GRADUALLY, the jostle for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket in Akwa State is snowballing into a four-horse race that can be further narrowed down to the battle of two former deputy governors.

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Chime on 2015: I’ve no personal squabbles with anybody; we simply want proper thing done

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Gov. Chime

Of late, the Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been embroiled in sundry controversies which are threatening the cohesion of the party as the 2015 general elections draw nearer. The current face-off is traceable to the November 1, 2014, ward congress during which the materials meant for the exercise in the state were said to have been deposited at the Wuse Police Station following disagreements by the five-man panel on how to conduct it.

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Faceoff With the Police: We came face to face with barbarism — Hon. Zakari Mohammed

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Zakari Mohammed

The spokesman for Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Hon. Zakari Mohammed, in this interview, a day after the face-off with the Police, insists that there was an agenda and a script that was meant to be played out. He was, however, quick to slam the police, maintaining that what happened was an assault on democracy.

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Why I want to be next governor of Lagos— Adetokunbo Tobun Agbesanwa

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Adetokunbo-Tobun-Agbesanwaa

Brave, assertive, intelligent, are words that best describe her. Adetokunbo Tobun-Agbesanwa is the only woman among 14 aspirants vying for the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2015 guber ticket in Lagos State. Her foray into politics dates back to her university days as a student of Political Science at the Lagos State University. Tokunbo, as she is fondly called, also grew up amongst forceful politicians. Her father Chief Adekunle Tobun’s political activities during the Third Republic taught her a lot.

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Ekiti Show of Shame: Seven lawmakers cannot overrun 19 – Hon. Omirin, House Speaker

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Hon. Omirin

The Fountain of Knowledge, as Ekiti State is called, erupted in chaos, last week, making some observers to describe the state a FOUNTAIN OF IDIOCY. In this interview with the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, he alleges that Governor Ayo Fayose has made the state hot for the legislators, prompting the relocation of 19 members to Lagos.

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2015: Why APGA boss, Umeh, can’t contest for Senate, by Ezenwajiaku

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Ezenwajiaku

APGA chieftain and immediate past Anambra State Commissioner for Special Duties, Barrister Vincent Ezenwajiaku was on a protest visit to the corporate head office of Vanguard Newspapers, Friday, during which he expressed anger over he described as immorality in politics going on under the Chief Victor Umeh-led leadership of the party. Also a pharmacist, Barrister Ezenwajiaku, who is also President, Association of Morality in Politics and Good Governance, spoke to Sunday Vanguard on how decided to sacrifice his Federal Constituency 2015 project to save the party from itself

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‘I am set to take Delta to the next level’

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emetulu

The immediate-past Delta State Commissioner for Energy, Charles Emetulu, who is vying for the governorship seat under the banner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), spoke in Asaba on his chances of clinching the party’s ticket, the clamour for power shift in the state and other burning issues.

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There’s an elite conspiracy against Okorocha in Imo — Nick Opara-Ndudu

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Nick-Opara-ndudu

Call him a political evangelist, you will not be wrong. This is because Mr Nick Opara-Ndudu comes across strongly as a preacher of a new and refreshing brand of politics anchored on responsible leadership employing the benefits of transformative ideas to provide development-oriented governance to the people. Not only is he articulate and erudite, he is always brimming with ideas which he readily ventilates with the burning zeal of a born again preacher at any given opportunity.

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Abia Primaries: No group should be marginalised —Wabara

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WABARA-pix

GOVERNORSHIP aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, in Abia State, Chief Mac Wabara, in this interview, warns against not providing a level-playing field for all the aspirants in the forthcoming gubernatorial primaries.

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2015: Delta needs a new ‘Marshal Plan’ – Edevbie

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David Edevbie

Olorogun David Edevbie’s calm visage and youthful look belie his intellectual depth and conviction. Articulate and suave, an encounter with Edevbie is always memorable. A holder of a bachelor’s degree in economics, an MBA and an alumni of the prestigious Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme, Edevbie is a development finance expert, who contributed to the success of the Commonwealth Development Corporation, CDC, in the 1990s in Asia and the Pacific region

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Tambuwal: Beyond Police Duties

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Speaker Aminu Tambuwal (m) With others during an emergency plenary In Abuja on Thursday (20/11/14).

It was simply a showdown between the Nigeria police and the members of the House of Representatives at the National Assembly complex on Thursday over the refusal of the former to allow the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal access. Read accounts of what have become a show of shame for a nation. By Levinus Nwabughiogu Even though

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Enugu 2015: Pendulum swinging to Ayogu Eze

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•Senators Ayogu Eze and Ike Ekweremadu who is the deputy Senate President

Any political watcher of the political developments in Enugu State will understand that all is not well with the ruling party in the area. The uneasy calm in the party which started in May this year, when Governor Sullivan Chime announced the zoning of the governorship position to Nsukka Senatorial Zone, took another dimension with the decision of Chime and some top leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state to anoint the member representing Igboeze North/ Udenu in the House of Representatives, Hon Ifeanyi Ugwanyi, as a consensus governorship candidate of the party during the 2015 general elections.

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DELTA 2015: Politics of gang-up

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Top from left: Okowa, Gbagi, Orubebe, and Omo-Agege, Olejeme, Ochei, Obuh and Elumelu

By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South Does the end justify the means? IT was the Italian historian, politician and writer, Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli that popularized the apothegm, “The ends justify the means,” in his book, “The Prince,” but many people misunderstand what he truly meant. Nowadays, many, including politicians construe it to mean

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Delta 2015: Ned Nwoko warns Delta North aspirants

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Prince Ned Nwoko

The incumbent governor has enormous influence and structure to throw behind any candidate but the fact that he is leaning towards Delta North is very significant in this process. Any other ethnic group will welcome such gesture of nod even though it is just a nod. So, I don’t think it is wise for Anioma people to join hands with those that are angry with the Governor for showing preference for Delta North or for any particular aspirant for that matter

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EKITI: The predicted drama begins

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Dr. Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Ekiti State and Ayo Fayose

THE overwhelming loss of Governor Kayode Fayemi of APC at the June 22 Ekiti State Governorship election to PDP’s Ayo Fayose, a man whose first tenure as governor was dogged by controversies, has not stopped raising apprehension over the future of the state.

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